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The Resource Dog Man, 4, Dog Man and Cat Kid, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with color by Jose Garibaldi

Dog Man, 4, Dog Man and Cat Kid, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with color by Jose Garibaldi

Label
Dog Man, 4, Dog Man and Cat Kid
Title
Dog Man
Title number
4
Title part
Dog Man and Cat Kid
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with color by Jose Garibaldi
Title variation
  • Dog Man
  • DogMan
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Colorist
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a new sitter arrives and a movie star goes missing, Dog Man and Cat Kid investigate, but Petey, the world's most evil cat, complicates their case
Member of
Tone
Character
Illustration
Review
Recasting Dog Man and his feline ward, Li'l Petey, as costumed superheroes, Pilkey looks East of Eden in this follow-up to Tale of Two Kitties (2017). The Steinbeck novel's Cain/Abel motif gets some play here, as Petey, "world's evilest cat" and cloned Li'l Petey's original, tries assiduously to tempt his angelic counterpart over to the dark side only to be met, ultimately at least, by Li'l Petey's "Thou mayest." (There are also occasional direct quotes from the novel.) But inner struggles between good and evil assume distinctly subordinate roles to riotous outer ones, as Petey repurposes robots built for a movie about the exploits of Dog Man—"the thinking man's Rin Tin Tin"—while leading a general rush to the studio's costume department for appropriate good guy/bad guy outfits in preparation for the climactic battle. During said battle and along the way Pilkey tucks in multiple Flip-O-Rama inserts as well as general gags. He lists no fewer than nine ways to ask "who cut the cheese?" and includes both punny chapter titles ("The Bark Knight Rises") and nods to Hamilton and Mary Poppins. The cartoon art, neatly and brightly colored by Garibaldi, is both as easy to read as the snappy dialogue and properly endowed with outsized sound effects, figures displaying a range of skin colors, and glimpses of underwear (even on robots). More trampling in the vineyards of the Literary Classics section, with results that will tickle fancies high and low. (drawing instructions) (Graphic science fiction. 7-10) (Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10625209
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pilkey, Dav
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
7 - 9 years old
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Garibaldi, Jose
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Dog Man
Series volume
[4]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dog Man
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Police
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Dog Man (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Cats
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Dog Man, 4, Dog Man and Cat Kid, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with color by Jose Garibaldi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Treehouse Comix proudly presents."
  • Chiefly illustrations
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061363866
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9780545935180
Lccn
bl2017044246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1015343802
Label
Dog Man, 4, Dog Man and Cat Kid, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with color by Jose Garibaldi
Publication
Note
  • "Treehouse Comix proudly presents."
  • Chiefly illustrations
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061363866
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9780545935180
Lccn
bl2017044246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1015343802

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